publication . Thesis . 2013

An exploration of the friendship experiences of working-age adults with aphasia

Pound, Carole;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Brunel University School of Health Sciences and Social Care PhD Theses
  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University. Aphasia impairs using and understanding language, and thus impacts on communication, identity and relationships. However, little research has investigated how people with aphasia understand friends and friendship. This Participatory Action Research (PAR) study explored how younger adults with aphasia experience friendship. Participants were 28 people with aphasia, some of whom were members of the Research Group. Data from 12 initial interviews in Phase 1 of the study led to a model of friendship and aphasia. This underpinned development of peer-led Friendship Event...
free text keywords: Friends, Stroke, Participatory action research, Social relationships
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